Joe John Avitia, Jr.

July 16, 1945 - September 2, 2013

Joe John Avitia, Jr., age 68, of Frisco, Texas, passed away September 2, 2013, in Frisco. Joe was born July 16, 1945, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Jose Juan Avitia, Sr. and Esperanza Sanchez De Avitia. He married Rosa Maria Blanco Preciado on July 3, 1974, in Mexico. Joe was the owner of Joe John’s Tree Service.  Joe was a cowboy, an avid bull rider, and loving husband, father, and brother. He was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. “I’m still hanging on!”

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Maria Avitia of Dallas, Texas; he was a dedicated father of four daughters, Karina Avitia of Kilgore, Texas, Lizzeth Ortiz and husband, Jesse of Frisco, Texas, Denisse Tenore and husband, Anthony of New Jersey, and Brenda Ippolito and husband, John of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren; brother, Francisco Avitia of Plano, Texas; and sisters, Alicia Avitia Harris and husband, William of Plano, Texas, Esperanza A. De Rodriguez and husband, Jose Luis of Mexico, and Tere Avitia Rasheta and husband, Larry of Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Rodolfo Avitia.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, September 6, 2013, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. He will be inurned at the columbarium at St. Mark’s.


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Joe John was a wonderful man, full of life and with a heart as big as Texas! He was always happy and I never saw him without a smile on his face, even with his long term health issues. We love you Joe and you will be missed by many. May God Bless you and your family. Rex Glendenning Rex Glendenning, September 9, 2013 I know you are in Heaven looking upon your angels here on earth. You created the best humans in your life and I am so very thankful for you and your life. Rest in peace Joe, you are loved and so much missed. Love, The Black & Johnson Family, September 5, 2013 Tio Joe I will always miss your smile. You were like a cat. So many life and you fought to see your girls and family. You will never be forgotten. Keep a watch over us. Julie A Sidhom, September 4, 2013 U will forever be missed!! Your girls love you so much I loved seeing your smile and your warm hugs. We all had our little sayings with you and so many memories See your soon. Watch over us. Julie A Sidhom, September 4, 2013 We are gonna miss you grandpa Joe! Save us a seat!! Christina Hall, September 4, 2013